Wednesday What: What’s in my bag

Is there anything more exciting than knowing just about everything there is to know about someone? I think not. So take a peek a little deeper into my life… go ahead. Here’s what’s goin’ on in my hot mess of a bag.

Let’s start from the back and work our way up.

I have random rings in my bag… because apparently I am too lazy to walk to my jewelry box and put them away.
THREE different chapsticks… which, believe it or not, is NOT a lot for me. There’s usually about 5 or so in there.
A checkbook… my keys… a pen… a small tiny clip which is too small to even use in my hair.
The most amazing hand lotion from our honeymoon in Hawaii that I may or may not have stolen from the maid’s cart… shhh. It smells divine.
Revlon Just bitten lip stain & yummy minty bubble gum flavored lip gloss from Bath & Body Works.
Gum, duh.
An extra pair of sun glasses. There is nothing more annoying to me than getting in my car and not having a pair of sun glasses. I have like 20 pairs, how hard can it be to just remember to keep a pair in my car?! Hard, apparently.
Tissues! I always, always, always have tissues on me.
My Linea Pelle wallet! (YUP, as we all remember from my previous post, I was torn between sticking with my Tory Burch wallet out of fear of hurting my husband’s feelings, or switching back to my old favorite. I went to the favorite… sorry Tory… sorry hubs).
My iPhone, duh. Who goes anywhere without their phone?

 

We can take a look at what’s in part of my wallet too, because it always makes me laugh.

I collect guitar picks. This little habit stems from my days of being a “groupie” haha. I have hundreds of them but I keep the special ones with me always. Some of them are my husband’s, some are my friends, and some are coveted picks that my husband actually collected for me… whatta guy! :] The little folded up piece of paper are notes that I took when meeting with a psychic like 5 or 6 years ago. I’m a big fan of psychics, I have never heard something I didn’t like, oddly enough. And they always seem so spot on. This visit in particular was pretty much life changing for me, so I keep the notes with me always. The stapled up piece of napkin? or… pillow case? whatever that may be. In middle school my best friend and I went through many many awkward phases, one of them was a phase where we dabbled in “witch craft.” Seriously. This is called a “talisman” and we were supposed to write something down or draw something and seal it up in this piece of cloth. Neither of us can remember what the hell we wrote down or what they were supposed to do or what they meant. We actually met up for breakfast not long ago after years of keeping and losing touch and discovered that we both actually still carry them with us. We thought about opening them to see what they were, but we’re scared to break a spell or something haha. Both of our lives seem to be working out well so I don’t want to mess with anything! We agreed that in a few years we’ll take that leap of faith. Crazy right? We know… hah. Finally, an elephant! It was on a keychain I got in Aruba, but broke… so I just keep in my wallet because elephants mean good fortune and I love them. :]

So that’s what’s goin on in my ish! I’ll have to post again in a few months “what’s in my baby bag” hahaha, no not really. I can already tell you what’s going to be in there, diapers… wipes… hand sanitizer, pacifiers. All that fun stuff. What I can do again in the future is what’s inside my beach bag… that during the summer I keep in my car at all times. Anywho – hope everyone had a great Wednesday! Adios babies <3

March Favorites!

It’s that time of the month again! Let’s take a look at some of my current favorite things this month.

Sand Tropez by Essie – This is one of my favorite nail polish colors. I am so drawn to it because, honestly, I have no idea what kind of color it is. Is it a nude/neutral, is it a brown, is it tan? Like… what are you? I just don’t know. But whatever shade this is, it looks amazing when you wear it. I’m convinced it is the kind of hue that would work with any skin tone, pale to tan, I really don’t think you can go wrong with this one. Another A+ by Essie!

 

 

 

 

Thick rimmed Aviators – I have a really sick obsession with sun glasses. I haven’t quite reached Nicole Richie’s level yet, but give me some time and I think I may just get close. I used to never wear sun glasses because I hated the way they looked on me. I have a tiny, tiny pea head and I always thought they just looked big and weird on me. As I grew up, and my eyes got worse than they were, I realized I kind of needed them for my health…literally. My favorite shape of sunglasses are definitely aviators, I feel like they are universally flattering for any face shape. Right now I’m obsessing over thicker rimmed glasses like these two above. The tortoise shell are from Aldo and the black ones are Chanel.

 

 

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish – this is something I just dabbled in. I actually got this in a whole mess of samples from Fashion Night Out this past September and never used it. I had a LM tinted moisturizer that I really liked and when I found this buried beneath my makeup collection I figured I should give it a try. All I can say… is touché Laura Mercier. Flawless skin indeed. It’s a gentle exfoliant that after washing away makes my skin feel like a new born baby’s. It’s uh-mazing. Now… does it wash away black heads and clear up acne? Probably not. But whatever, it makes my face feel silky and I looooove it. BUT! Remember ladies, do not use an exfoliant every day because you are washing away essential oils and layers of good skin! (To read more about that, go here).

 

Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave – I know this is pretty random… a shaving cream and all, but I really enjoy it! hah. It’s one of those shaving creams that doesn’t lather, which can really take some time to get used to. To be honest, I didn’t really like that at first because I feel like without all the lather I can’t keep track of where I’ve already shaved and I go over the same spot on my legs like 100 times, so I will say it’s not for everyone. However, it’s super silky and as soon as I step out of the shower my legs already feel like I just applied a nice fresh coat of moisturizing lotion without applying anything at all. Bottom line, it makes your skin feel silky smooth and it smells FABULOUS! The scent is called “Cashmere Rain.” Now… does it smell like cashmere in the rain? I wouldn’t know because I would never be crazy enough to get cashmere wet, but we’ll take your word for it, Skintimate. Whatever the scent is (or isn’t) it still smells amazing.

 

Clinique Happy Perfume – Every girl has a scent for every season… and if you say you don’t, I’m just going to assume you’re a liar. It’s impossible to wear one scent all year round and I cannot wear heavy scents in the spring or summer. It is only natural to switch it up. I have two that I love, love, love for the warmer months. One is Ralph, that I haven’t had since High School but continuously ask for on birthday’s & Christmas (cough, husband & family, cough). And the other is my all time favorite, Clinique Happy. The name of this perfume really just says it all, doesn’t it? Just smelling it makes me happy! As soon as the weather hits like… 55 degrees I spray this ish all over the place. I wait all winter long for warm weather so I can wear my summer scents. This is the perfect smell for sun dresses and flip flops!

 

Sperry Top Siders – So, I’ve always had a love for these shoes but never quite knew exactly what I would wear them with, since they’re kind of boat shoes and I do not own a boat, so I never bothered buying a pair… I just admired them from afar, like a creep. On my most recent vacation I found a pair on sale in Florida and I was like screw it! I’m getting a pair… I’ll figure out what to wear them with later. Little did I know, you can pretty much wear them with everything. And let me tell you, they are the most comfortable shoes I own right now! (aside from Uggs, of course). These are perfect for March and April because it’s not quite flip flop weather yet but wearing these kind of let’s you get ready for summer without letting your toes freeze. They’re adorable and they come in a billion different color and pattern combinations. Do yourself a favor and invest in a pair if you haven’t already.

Those are a few of my favorite things this month that I am totally addicted to. A bunch of these things are playing a huge role in getting me ready for the warmer weather that is so close, yet so far! This time last week I was laying out in my back yard… today I’m actually wearing Uggs and a wool sweater. Hey mother nature, get your act together, please and thank you.

What do you guys count on to prepare you for spring and summer? What’s your current obsession this month?